The problem with this work is that the adaptations fall significantly short of the originals. In the poem, "The Raven," all that occurs is some illustrations to go along with the plot, which isn't very innovative. It gets worse as the remainders just destroy the magic and power of Poe's stories (as if these various writers could ever compare with him). The only one that is close to an exception is Jamie Delano and Steve Pugh's (although I'm not thrilled with his art) version of "The Pit and The Pendulum." Here they relate the story to prisoners in the war on terror(ism), which is a powerful statement. Sadly, they cut the story down so it loses some impact.